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Convene’s Annual Salary Survey: How Well Are You Being Compensated?

In 2022, the results of Convene’s Annual Salary Survey indicated that while planners were commanding higher salaries on average than before COVID, they felt a greater sense of unrest. Help us understand how event organizers are being compensated — and therefore valued.

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Media Mixer + Makers

The PRSA Travel & Tourism 2023 Section Conference’s closing event venue gave participants a sense of the host destination’s past, while a pop-up makers market showcased its present diversity.

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The Future of Emotional AI for Events

How one AI company is sussing out the emotions behind decision-making — because that’s how most of our decisions, including whether or not to attend an event, are made.

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How One Event Company Leveled Up Its Exhibitor Sales Strategy

At an ECEF session, the president of the Americas at Reed Exhibitions shared how the pandemic forced the company to change the way it provides value to exhibitors, which starts with its new approach to hiring and retaining sales talent.

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66 Ways to Think About Collaboration

In his new book Harnessing Serendipity, BizBash founder David Adler speaks to 66 accomplished creative individuals who offer philosophical and practical insights for event designers — like Andrew Lacanienta, who shares the five levels of experiences that should help shape events.

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A Fresh Crop of Exhibit Managers

The results of a recent survey among 1,500-plus exhibitors/sponsors presents a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to make brand-new exhibit managers fans of the events industry, said ECEF’s Sam Lippman, who offered additional insights about the state of the convention industry at his recent Exhibition & Convention Executives Forum (ECEF).

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Why Future Event Planning Will Include Sustainability by Design

This year, PCMA created a standalone full-time position for the first time: head of global sustainability, recently filled by Carolina Goradesky. Convene spoke with her about debunking sustainability misconceptions, and how to move from fear into action.

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4 Ways to Help Attendees Navigate Your Event

For many annual meetings, the Great Resignation has resulted in erosion of loyal, regular attendees and an increase in first-timers whose experience can be improved with guidance on the best course for them to follow during your program. 

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